CV Advice

Writing a CV can often be a long winded and complicated task. That is why we have provided the following template which you can use for free and edit as you please.

Download Free CV Template

The template should give you a good idea of how to structure your CV, however, there are other things you should also bear in mind:

  1. Order your CV properly.
    • Order your CV into reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent experience or achievements first.
  2. Take time to write your CV properly
    • Don’t rush it as you only get one chance to make an impression.
    • Use a spell checker and where possible get someone to proof read your CV.
  3. Tell the truth
    • Lies on your CV can land you (and potentially your employer) in trouble.
    • The advancement of databases has made it far easier to spot discrepancies between old and new copies of your CV.
  4. Make it look good – Use formatting
    • Bullet points, Bolding and Underlining are all easy ways to keep the layout of your CV attractive.
    • Where possible, try to keep your CV between 2-4 pages. Obviously for some people who have enjoyed a particularly varied career this may not be possible.
    • Keep sentences to the point, short and punchy, as most people haven’t got time to read a novel.


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